World no.4 Alexander Zverev easily triumphed over Dominic Thiem of Austria in the finals to lift Madrid Open title on Sunday.
The German international, who did not lose a single set in this tournament, won the finals by thrashing the world no.4 Thiem in straight sets 6-4 6-4.
“Hopefully I can continue this kind of streak in Rome,” Zverev told reporters.
“Winning two titles in two weeks is great. Winning a Masters, another Masters, is unbelievable. But before the French Open, there’s still Rome where I’m the defending champion…
“Obviously I didn’t get broken one time (in Madrid),” he added. “But I don’t think I faced breakpoints in the whole tournament. For me, this is an amazing stat to know in the back of my mind.”
Meanwhile, Zverev becomes only the fifth active player to win at least three Masters 1000 titles — joining the ‘big four’ of Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray.
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